Category: Tree Maintenance

Why Your Trees Need Water In the Winter

 

Winter is officially here and that means plenty of snow across the Front Range, right?

Not exactly. Even if Denver and those glorious mountains receive a hefty load of fresh powder, it doesn’t always translate to the much-needed moisture our trees need to thrive. Colorado is a desert climate, which means our trees struggle to thrive more in Denver than most other cities across the U.S.

Did you know your trees need water during the winter months?

Warning signs of snow damage to trees

Winter is officially here and that means more snow is headed over the Rockies to cover Denver. Most of our early winter snowstorms are powder or partial powder, which don’t usually weigh down trees. Spring snowstorms tend to have the denser, wetter snow, even ice in some situations. It’s the heavier snows that cause more snow damage.

Whether we’re facing a new delivery of powder or a heavy spring snow, trees are vulnerable to bending,

Should you prune your fruit trees in the fall?

Fall is the perfect season for s’mores, campfire ghost stories, and a steaming cup of apple cider. It’s also when many homeowners think of trimming their fruit trees.

One of the more common mistakes we see homeowners make is trimming their fruit trees while the fruit and leaves are still present. This creates extra openings in the tree’s vascular system that allows deadly diseases to enter. Too many beautiful fruit trees become the victims of blight and other diseases from poorly timed trimmings.